Derek Jeter announces retirement following 2014 season 18


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Derek Jeter‘s days as a Yankee are now numbered.

According to Jeter’s agent Casey Close, Jeter is announcing his retirement following the 2014 season. Jeter posted a statement on Facebook earlier this afternoon, stating that he was 100% certain that 2014 would be his final year playing professional baseball.

Jeter’s retirement follows Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte‘s retirement last season, ending the era of the Core Four. Jeter’s fellow Core Four member Jorge Posada retired following the 2011 season.

Although Jeter and Close have confirmed the information, it is not official as the Yankees have not heard about it as of yet.

Jeter has spent his entire career with the Yankees, winning five World Series Championships (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009) in the process.

Update:

Derek Jeter has spoken to Hal Steinbrenner and it is Yankees official that Jeter will retire.


18 thoughts on “Derek Jeter announces retirement following 2014 season

  • SkinnyMikeAxisa

    Can this mean that the Yankees make an offer to Stephen Drew to replace Jeter in 2015 ?

    Anyway, thank you Derek for the past two decades of great play, class and sportsmanship. You will be missed but never ever forgotten…Well done, sir

  • Michael R

    Honestly I'm so glad that he is going out with his dignity intact. A great ballplayer and a class act..

  • hotdog

    echoing Michael's thoughts, we are so very fortunate to have such a great ballplayer represent the New York Yankees for all these years…now I have to go tell my kids Jeter is retiring…

  • Tanned Tom

    Although we may not have realized it, Jeter will be looked back on as the face of baseball for the last 20 years, the anti-steroid superstar.

  • Yankee fan

    Awesome career! Sad to see him retire ,but he deserves to start his after baseball life now.
    He is a player who put his career ahead of everything else and it showed on and off the field.
    I am happy to say he was my favorite player and my kids also. That being said let's lock down Drew ss is a hard position to fill. See Yankees team prior to Jeter.

  • Yankeesfan22

    I typed That one as sorry was just calling myself yankees fan didnt even realize used by you already . I will put 22 after mine from now on my sons hockey jersey number.

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